About Us


 

The NGO


  In the beginning of 2017, Jenny was regularly teaching Yoga classes, whereas Dafina, Stefan and Jehona started to teach more often. All of us wanted to learn more about Yoga. We started to apply Svadhyaya, the yogic principle of Self Study and invited all people that were willing to learn with us more about Yoga. Regular meetings where we presented to each other what we know, what we ve read and studied from several different sources. We were lucky to get to know Magrit, who could explain anatomy very lively. As we became slowly more people, we wanted to formalize structures of studying Yoga. Jenny, already Yoga teacher for years, involved a friend, Therese, who is a Yoga teacher as well. Together they structured a 200h training and Jenny registered the Yoga School Kosovo at the Yoga Alliance, while at the same time, all five, Jenny, Therese, Stefan, Dafina, and Jehona, registered the Yoga School Kosovo as an NGO in Kosovo. In February 2018 we started the first 200h YA registered training in Kosovo with 15 participants and the Yoga School Kosovo was reality. We as, Yoga School Kosovo, will live the spirit of Svadhyaya in our trainings and believe that we can all continue to learn from each other in a particpatory way. We will stay non-commercial and will start the second training round in 2019 to further spread Yoga and Peace in Kosovo.      
 

Teachers


 

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 Jenny

 * lead teacher * founder * organization *

“Yoga for me is a holistic concept of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. I truly believe that a serious yoga practice helps us to connect with ourselves, with those around us, and in good moments, with the whole universe.”


Jenny´s yogic path began when she started practicing Devi Yoga in 1999. While she practiced with many different teachers from various traditions, she remained passionate about classical hatha yoga. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher in the Sivananda tradition since 2011, and holds Yoga Vidya certificates in Pregnancy Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. In her classes she combines classical hatha yoga with influences from various yoga traditions, and always emphasizes pranayama and breath awareness. Since 2014 Jenny is living in Kosovo. She teaches yoga in Pristina, including asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga theory, and she also trains and coaches teacher trainees. Jenny was one of the main organizers of Shanti Yoga Fest in 2016 and 2017. In the Yoga School Kosovo Jenni teaches Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic Lifestyle and teaching methodology.

Contact her under Jenny@yogaschoolkosovo.com  

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Therese

* lead teacher * founder * organization *

“Yoga for me is an attitude towards life and a passion. By practicing physically, we can get in touch with our inner world and feel the reflections of our psych in the body. Yoga helps me to get in balance and peace with myself and learn to open up to the world and all its beauty. By practicing Yoga I can become the best version of myself and thereby make a change in the world. Yoga is my tool for making this world a better place.”

Therese came in touch with Yoga in a very early age and has been practising for her entire life. Since 2013 she teaches Hatha Yoga. She practised with many different teachers around the world such as, Monika Schwoboda, Ulrike Grundert, Sri Louise, Alison West, Manju Jois, Claudia Hitzenberg and several others. By now she has done over 820h training and is certified by the standards of EYU (European Yoga Union) as well as the Yoga Alliance. She has done several additional workshops in the fields of Ashtanga Yoga, Spiraldynamik® and Yoga and social change. Though for the last years she chose a nomadic life style, she is currently settled in London to deepen her academic knowledge of Yoga by studying a MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS. Here she is specifically interested in the correlation of gender and Yoga. At the Yoga School Kosovo Therese is one of the lead teachers. She teaches Yoga history, Yoga philosophy, asana, alignment and teaching methodology.

If you want to learn more about Therese you are welcome to visit her homepage: http://www.thereseheinisch.com/ Contact her under Therese@yogaschoolkosovo.com  

Margarita

* anatomy teacher * physiotherapist *

“I am amazed how the body is build up and functions. And I’m honoured that I can give this tiny contribution in understanding it.”

Margarita is a Dutch physiotherapist, specialized in manual therapy. She teaches at a medical Faculty in Pristina and provides training for physiotherapists. She has been living more than five years in Kosovo. She is married, and mother of three kids.      
 

Team


 

Dafina

* social media * administration * press *

Dafina is passionate about Yoga and Meditation, which are part of her life for over four years. As a Yoga teacher Dafina perceives Yoga as the relationship between body, mind and breathing, which in turn helps to achieve full freedom within you, to be more flexible, and inspires to live every moment with care and pleasure. Dafina is here to help you flourish in life by nourishing the body, mind and soul with Yoga, by nurturing a sense of peace and joy. She wants to combine Yoga with Meditation, as well as a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice! Contact Dafina under Dafina@yogaschoolkosovo.com    

Stefan

*administration * founder * booking *

Stefan is in Kosovo as a Peaceworker and practices Yoga for more than five years. He is passionate about Pranayama, Breathing exercises that control the energy flow in the body. He accomplished in 2018 the first internationally accredited teacher training course of the YSK. Contact him under Stefan@yogaschoolkosovo.com (also for registratinons for 2019 training)  
Jehona

* translation * office * founder and legal representative*

Jehona is a long-time passionate yoga practicioner and teaches yoga since 2017. She participated in the Yoga School Kosovo from the very start, became the legal representative of the YSK NGO and in 2018 finalized the first internationally accredited teacher training course. At the moment Jehona holds regular classes at different locations, among others at Rudina Dance studio. Contact her under Jehona@yogaschoolkosovo.com